Printmaking

Relief Printing: Linocut

I am currently taking a Survey of Printmaking class and of all the processes the Linocut has to be my favorite. This seems to be the simplest process to transfer images and I see how easily this can be to adapt to the classroom. If you would like to learn more about it,¬†Click on this video on Relief Printing¬†. Below are images of my block, tracing paper and the final prints. We were to take 3 images and create a collage to draw. My inspiration was photographs I had taken in Baltimore at Edgar Allen Poe’s gravesite. I created a collage out of them and transferred the drawing onto the block.

I was able to have very good results right from the beginning and I am looking forward to making collagraph prints with my students soon.Incredible @rt department has a wonderful collagraph print lesson.